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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 3 sections

  1. 1 Your Workshop
  2. 2 Safety Signs
  3. 3 Preventing Accidents
PPE equipment on top of a workbench - General Workshop Safety Training
The General Workshop Safety Training course looks at many potential hazards in detail, objects that could cause injury and the types of accidents that are common but could easily be avoided.

This section looks at employer and employee responsibilities, the hazards that may be present in a workshop and the common types of accidents which happen in a workshop. It also looks at where PPE, permit to work and health surveillance might be needed in a workshop. 

Safety signs are an important part of workshop safety and are covered in the second section of the General Workshop Safety course.

This section looks at the importance of safety signs, explaining what the different types are and what they mean. Something so simple can go a long way to improving workshop safety. 

You will be given the knowledge needed to prevent accidents occurring in the workshop

This final section covers the basic workshop rules - the things that must ALWAYS be done to prevent accidents and the things that should NEVER be done. Downloadable PDFs of the DO’s and DON’Ts of Workshop Safety can be printed out and displayed.

About this course

This programme is for anyone who works in a workshop.

It's all about working safely, looking at why accidents happen and how they can be prevented.

General workshop safety training is vital to ensuring that your staff follow best practices and remain safe in the workshop. No two workshops are the same, each with different hazards and machinery, this programme concentrates on general safety awareness, safe working habits and safe operating procedures.

In our General Workshop Safety Training programme, we consider specific hazards that may be found in a workshop, such as dangerous equipment and hazardous substances. As not all hazards are relevant to everyone, these are optional - the information is provided as a pointer to further training that may be needed. For each type of hazard, it explains who needs to know about that particular type of hazard and what the dangers are.

If you work in a workshop you may also be interested in our PPE Training and/or our Abrasive Wheel Safety Training

This eLearning course only provides awareness education. Face to face training would be needed in addition in order to complete all-round skills and knowledge to be able to carry this forward practically in your organisation. 

Keith Wickham, a presenter of General Workshop Safety Training

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Keith Wickham

The importance of General Workshop Safety Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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General Workshop Safety certificate

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Each of our courses ends with a multiple-choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This General Workshop Safety Training course concludes with a 15 question multiple-choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your General Workshop Safety Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Workshop Safety Certificate

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Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 states that employers must (See page 6): 

- Assess risks to the health and safety of their employees and non-employees arising in, or from, the workshop, and review them when there is a significant change. Records of significant findings of the assessment must be kept where there are five or more employees.

- Plan, organise, control, monitor and review the preventative and protective measures taken as a result of the assessment.

- Provide health surveillance where necessary, for example, to help control health risks from metalworking fluids.

- Appoint any competent person(s) needed to help them comply with legal obligations, for example, when having lifting equipment thoroughly examined.

- Set out what should be done in case of serious and imminent danger in the workshop, such as the spillage of a large amount of degreasing solvent.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

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